Instilling a love of books with children is so important and reading to them at bedtime and during the day is so important. But, you can extend this love even further by connecting their favourite books even further and making learning fun. Since 2012 we have co-hosted The Virtual Book Club for Kids here on Rainy Day Mum doing just that. Bringing books alive and connecting classic and modern storybooks for kids with crafts, activities, and recipes. As we head into the new academic year I’m excited to announce this year’s and invite you along to bring books alive connecting and creating with your kids.
The Virtual Book Club for Kids
If this is your first time discovering The Virtual Book Club for Kids then a little about it to get you started. Each week join us over on Facebook, on our newsletter (subscribe to our Toddler and Preschool Newsletter) and over on the Virtual Book Club for Kids blog sharing themes and featured books throughout the school year that your toddlers and preschoolers will love.
We will share some activities on Rainy Day Mum plus on a number of co-hosts each week and find even more all of which you can find when you join us over on Facebook or by signing up to the Virtual Book Club for Kids newsletter.
One of the questions that come up frequently is the fact that the featured book can’t be found easily at the local library is out of stock on Amazon when you go to order. No worries as I also provide additional suggestions each week which you could use to fill a book basket for your child or children or exchange for the featured book.
Your Learning Team
The Virtual Book Club for Kids is organised by a fantastic Learning Team.
Kristina the founder of Toddler Approved, Kim of The Educators’ Spin On It and myself have been coordinating book choices and theme selections whilst inviting education and parenting writers to join us creating the activities that we share with you bringing you the best ideas to engage your children and encourage a love of books that we hope will last a lifetime.
2018 – 2017 and The Virtual Book Club for Kids
This year’s book club is exciting and full of fun themes that we hope that you and your children will enjoy participating in each week – you can find out more about how you find out the weekly activities and more at the end – we try and focus on seasonal themes where appropriate as well as others that will work year round.
Helping you plan ahead we release the themes a month at a time giving you time to get prepared and organised yourself. Then over in our Virtual Book Club for Kids Facebook Group we share activities Monday to Friday based on the theme and feature book ideal for your little ones
Themes and Featured Books for August and September
Check below for the Weekly themes for the rest of August and into September
August 27th 2018 ~ All about Me
A great theme to start off the new year and a fun featured book by Kevin Henkes Chrysanthemum
Check out the simple name themed activity we put together that takes hardly any prep and is very simple that you can do with your little ones click on the image or the link below to be taking straight to it.
September 3rd 2018 ~ Numbers
Let’s get started on some themes focused on learning early on in the year and we are starting off with numbers and the featured book Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
September 10th 2018 ~ Apples
As the markets are full of apples this fun early autumn theme is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers and we are featuring a favourite book again this year Ten Red Apples by Pat Hutchins.
September 17th 2018 ~ Pirates
As one of the themes from a Virtual Book Club for Kids Summer Camp a couple of years ago we had so much fun with it that we have decided to include it this year as one of the weekly themes. Our featured book How I became a Pirate by Melinda Long will a fun read aloud for your toddlers and preschoolers.
September 24th 2018 ~ Leaves
Whether the leaves turn on not where you are they are a fun theme for toddlers and preschoolers and are great to connect with kids. We’re featuring a great book that your little ones will love to reenact once you have read aloud We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger.
How can you Participate in the Virtual Book Club for Kids
It’s so easy to join us this year with the Virtual Book Club for Kids.
Subscribe to our Toddler and Preschool Newsletter for ideas and inspiration around the weekly themes
The easiest way is to sign up to our newsletters and get your printable version of the book list and then wait until the next week’s theme when you will receive the latest activity with further book suggestions and more activities in your inbox.
Sign up for The Virtual Book Club for Kids Newsletters and Activity Plans
Head on over to The Virtual Book Club for Kids Website and sign up for the newsletter from the team. This year we will be hosting fun challenges throughout the year as well as extra’s over on that site.
Join the Facebook Group
Come and socialise with us in our Facebook group where we will be sharing activities, further book suggestions and be around to chat and talk about connecting and engaging with books.
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